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Christy O’Connor a great favourite at Lahinch

THE death took place last weekend of legendary Irish golfer, Christy O’Connor Senior, who was 91. The West of Ireland native had a long association with Lahinch, where he won the Irish Professionals Championship in 1961. On that occasion he returned rounds of 67, 68, 74 and 71 to win by 11 shots. The championship was played on the last day of August and the first day of September that year and Michael Walsh, a long-time steward at Lahinch and winner of the Munster boys title in 1955, caddied for O’Connor. Christy Senior was a great friend of the legendary Lahinch golfer, the late John Burke and also of long-time Lahinch secretary, the late Brud Slattery. Over the years, he made many visits to the club and regularly played with the former club professional, Robert McCavery. Christy Senior also regularly played at Lahinch with his nephew, the late Christy O’Connor Junior, an honorary life member at Lahinch. Christy Junior won …

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Lahinch Golf Club buys FCA camp

LAHINCH Golf Club has purchased the local FCA camp at a public auction this Friday afternoon for €560,000. The main objective of the club was to secure the site and now that this has been achieved, plans for its development will be considered over the coming months, according to a spokesman. In a prime location, directly opposite the Lahinch clubhouse, the FCA complex adjoins the Castle Course and enjoys substantial road frontage on the Liscannor Road, leading to the Cliffs of Moher. For many years, the FCA, now the Reserve Defence Forces, held summer camps at the complex and this provided a welcome financial boost to local businesses.

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